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10 Questions with R&B rising star Pip Millett

After her killer debut tracks 'Make Me Cry' and 'Love the Things You Do', Pip Millett is ready for even more.

Manchester born, London based, this rising R&B musician stepped into the spotlight last year after her vibes shining through producer Joe Hertz’s catchy ‘Goodbye Kisses’. Since, she’s dropped two major singles, and just treated us to a brand new one. Pip Millett’s new track ‘Talk About It’ is as soulful as ever, with softly intimate lyrics to boot. Written with her boyfriend in mind, Pip explains that “It’s another song about mental health, a very present thing in many people’s lives that we are finally talking about.” Going on to describe “the effect it has on relationships”, she tells us “that it created distance for me and mine…People express their own mental health issues in different ways, so there’s never a right way to handle it. I’m hoping that my honesty might bring a bit of comfort to others.”

Bringing together guitar instrumentals and sharply relevant lyrics, Pip Millett is proving herself to be a voice for the new generation, opening herself up to the music world and beyond. Without a doubt one to keep your eye on, we caught up with Pip to find out how she finds musical inspiration and what’s coming up next…

Describe your music in 3 words…

Honest, warm and emotional

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Who’s your greatest influence?

Honestly, I think it’s probably Bob Marley. It’s weird because I’ve never really thought about it too much, but I used to be obsessed with him. I loved the croaky tone to his voice and the little imperfections that made it so unique. I do think that can sometimes show in the way that I sing.

What does music mean to you?

As cringe as it sounds, music is my life. I get so much from it now, and I want to be able to live my life doing something I love and that I’m completely obsessed with.

Who’s the last person you called?

My boyfriend was that last person I called, but my last phone call was with my kookiest of managers, Nick Gibbons. My call history is basically a list of 3 people; Matt, Nick and my wonderful mama.

What did you talk about?

We spoke about McCain oven fries. I’m not big on oven fries to be honest but each to their own I guess.

One item of clothing you couldn’t live without?

Probably my orange trackies. I’ve had them for less than a year so they’re still super soft. I can’t believe I missed out on that level of comfort for so many years.

One album you couldn’t live without?

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.

What’s your favourite way to spend £10?

I’d spend it on food. Sainsbury’s meal deal, Portuguese tart and a hot chocolate milano from café Nero.

How about £100?

A pair of trainers and some jazzy socks.

What’s next for you?

I’ll be releasing more music and I’m trying to start doing more gigs. I’m also in my last year of uni so it’s going to be a pretty busy time, but an exciting time too.

Follow Pip Millett on Instagram here and stream her latest track below now.

5 November 2018